Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 247 murders this year

There was a weekend without a homicide in Baltimore, for first time since, well, the beginning of September, actually. Six killings keep the city on its 300-per-year murder pace, though.

Monday, Sept. 21


1:40 p.m. Police called to an apartment building at 1 West Conway Street in Otterbein found a man and a woman inside, dead. They later announced it was a suspected murder-suicide, but did not identify either of the decedents.

5:15 p.m. Kevin Cannady, a 29-year-old African-American man, was shot in the upper body while near the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Cordelia Avenue, in the Langston Hughes neighborhood. Police found him and medics got him to a hospital where he died. Cannady is the fourth man killed in Langston Hughes this year so far, and the second one this month—Darnell Davis was shot four blocks away on Sept. 14.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

9:10 p.m. Rayshawn Jones, a 17-year-old African-American boy, was on the 300 block of South Calhoun Street in Mount Clare with many other people when someone walked up and shot him multiple times, then ran away. A 20-year-old man was also shot in the stomach. Medics took both to the hospital, where Jones, who police say lived on the 1700 block of Harford Road, died. Police are looking for witnesses.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

8:20 p.m. Amir Billings, a 31-year-old African-American man, was on the 3700 block of Frisby Street when someone shot him multiple times in the upper torso. He made it to the hospital but died soon after. Billings had resided on the 600 block of East 35th Street, according to police, a few blocks from where he was killed.

Thursday, Sept. 24

6:58 p.m. Tayvon Wilson, a 34-year-old African-American man, was on the 1600 block of Eutaw Place in Madison Park when someone shot him multiple times. A police officer patrolling nearby heard the shots and rushed to the scene. Medics pronounced Wilson dead on the street. Wilson had resided on the 3400 block of Old Frederick Road, police said.

Monday, Sept. 28

10:35 a.m. A 26-year-old man who police have not yet further identified died at Shock Trauma after he was shot multiple times on the 500 block of North Mount Street. Police found the victim behind a building on that block. They say an African-American man in a black jacket was seen running from the alley after the shooting.